What do you recommend for a securing Web Application?

We required a 24/7 automated vulnerability monitoring tool for securing our web applications. We are looking for options like Sitelock and Immuniweb.

Information Security Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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Victoria Mostova - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical writer at Livingston Research
Real User
Top 5
Jul 27, 2023

Securing web applications is crucial, and having a 24/7 automated vulnerability monitoring tool is a great step towards enhanced security. Both Sitelock and Immuniweb are reputable options, but I would also suggest considering OWASP ZAP (Zed Attack Proxy) as another powerful open-source option for web application security testing. You can learn more about web application security and best practices in this comprehensive article from Cleveroad (https://www.cleveroad.com/blog/web-application-architecture/). It covers the importance of security in web application architecture and provides insights on how to build robust and secure web applications, making it a valuable resource to further enhance your application's security measures.

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it_user550380 - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Security Architect at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 28, 2017

In my experience the best option is to make dast and sast before each change of web app, also you can access to this type of service with HP Fortify On Demand. By the way if you want to have a very good balance with protection and a good VA service you can use the F5 Silverline WAF Managed they have their own SOC to deliver VA and they adjust the WAF policies for you and deliver a report for any change and they have dashboards to verify Any security or performance concern.

it_user648771 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at Akamai
Real User
Sep 26, 2017

While Cloudflare and AWS offer similar solutions, they do not have the scale, or customizable rule sets necessary for a large enterprise. The pricing is misleading, as it's cheap for the basics, but for a large enterprise's needs, the pricing at Akamai is extremely competitive and the value is unmatched.

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it_user218361 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Risk and Security Analyst at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 26, 2017

I haven't heard about SiteLock or Immuniweb, but I have used Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS) and IBM SiteProtector. They are great vulnerability tools. I just want to add to what Omar said, having IDS/IPS tools like FireEye or QRadar is also benefits to protect assets. Let us know what your decision is.

Chief Technology Officer at Prophaze
Mar 3, 2021

There are many products out there that work as a WAF. WAF is not really aware of the application it is securing. There are solutions that block DDoS attacks (it needs a bit of muscle power as well). The other issue is the attack of automated bots in the system. AS of now none of the security vendors gives a full stack of protection against these attacks 

http://prophaze.com/ is the only solution that is more of a WAF + RASP + BOT + DDOS solution which is built on Kubernetes architecture. It is the first distributed cloud security solution on microservices that can secure your APIs, Web Apps from highly sophisticated attacks. 

Its behavioral learning algorithm understands the HTTP flow of the API or web application it is securing and will create a score based on the various accepted behavior in the application. Prophaze during its initial 14 days of the trial will automatically profile the applications using its ML-based algorithms 

Important Features

 Virtual Patching

 Bot Mitigation

Real User
Sep 26, 2017

Hi, to secure completely your web application you need to:
1) Use tools that check against vulnerabilities at run time
2) Use code review tools, that looks for common vulnerabilities documented by OWASP and CWE.

Options 1 and 2 are mandatory and complementary at the same time.
Option 2 is interesting because it will give you an exhaustive report of vulnerabilities location.
Option 1 is interesting because it allows you to check if there is any vulnerabilities left at run time.

For option 2 you can look for Kiuwan (www.kiuwan.com). I'm using it for auditing security issues in web applications, and it has great vulnerabilities coverage.

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it_user498738 - PeerSpot reviewer
Sedurity Architect at PeerSpot
Sep 26, 2017

A WAF can be an excellent solution, most of them are design to absorb large attacks such as DDOS attacks and also protects against common application attacks (SQLi, XSS, etc). Akamai is a good example of a CDN which includes WAF a cheaper option can be Cloudfare or AWS .

Based on my experience I know Akamai WAF can generate a detail report with the type of attacks that is trying to be exploited as well bot information and GEO Tags.

it_user743652 - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Research Engineer at Lookout
Sep 25, 2017

There are various tools out there in the market such as web application firewalls (WAFs), DDoS prevention, and vulnerability scanning tools at various levels (host vs. web). You need to select a combination of the right toolset to do the job. However, web security is not just about the tools, you need to conduct proper assessment of your environment through penetration testing, code review, architecture review and so forth.

Instructor & Principal Consultant with 11-50 employees
Oct 12, 2017

Hi, there are various stages in protecting from web vulnerabilities.
Start using tools like Web application scanner (like Netsparker) to eliminate false positives.
Hardened your web applications.
Deployed an on-prem WAF (with scrubbing) together with cloud WAF (big leaders like Akamai, Cloudflare or Incapsula can mitigate DDoS).
Total protection comes with on-going monitoring depending on your policies.

it_user565065 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at Citrix Systems, Inc.
Real User
Sep 26, 2017

Consider Netscaler application firewall and mas.

it_user371583 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at Cloudbric
Sep 26, 2017

[Disclosure: I work for Beyond Security]. Some companies rebrand technologies by other vendors, therefore you need to take that into account. Solutions like DDoS focus on service availability, whereas WAF- as its name implies, is a narrowly focused firewall with eyes on HTTP traffic. Web App Scanning offered by vulnerability management companies including mine both vertically and horizontally go deeper by examining the assets and Apps behind a given site and identify security holes in them (a few vendors also verify the level and accuracy of vulnerability by deploying pentesting methods such as the use of exploits). The frequency of scans will determine the available window for remediation if a vulnerability is found- thus there is no such thing as continuous monitoring in real-time. Only snake oil salespeople can offer that. In brief, your best bet is to combine WAF and WAS (for example, a combination of readymade integrations such as Beyond Security and Imperva).

it_user371583 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at Cloudbric
Sep 26, 2017

Identity Management solutions can mitigate web application security breach. Vulnerability monitoring is possible though Enterprise Manager(EM) Suite. Most of the EM by different vendor has capacity to bundle the product to protect vulnerability and security.

it_user648771 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at Akamai
Real User
Sep 25, 2017

Akamai’s Cloud based Security solutions.

it_user371583 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at Cloudbric
Sep 25, 2017

We required a 24/7 automated vulnerability monitoring tool for securing
our web applications. We are looking for options like Sitelock and Immuniweb.

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Thanks for this informative article.
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OWASP is nice, but very specific and currently limited. How about trying ISO-24772 for all?
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